Peppered throughout Thrillist’s list of the top 50 Boston foods you need to eat before you die are seven desserts – as far as I’m concerned, the most important part of any meal! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to add these delicious and decadent Beantown treats to your own foodie bucket list!
1. BOSTON CREAM PIE from the Omni Parker House
Parker House Boston Cream Pie doesn’t look much like pie, but they more than make up for it with the taste! The original recipe dates back to 1856! It’s served with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
2. BAKED ALASKA at Oleana
A giant mound of toasted meringue sits atop a chewy coconut graham cracker macaroon crust. Oleana’s baked Alaska is served with their house-made coconut ice cream drizzled with passion fruit caramel sauce.
3. CANNOLI Modern Pastry
Bostonians have some pretty strong opinions about cannoli, so making a claim like “the best cannoli in Boston” is pretty risky! But despite the wealth of fabulous Italian bakeries in the North End, Modern’s take the cake. The crispy-yet-chewy shell overflows with house-made ricotta cream, and Modern has several flavors and toppings to choose from.
4. MAPLE BACON DONUT Union Square Donuts
Union Square Donuts’ most popular menu item consists of the classic New England maple flavor infused into a glaze and poured over a huge, fluffy donut, then coated in big ol’ bits of fresh bacon – what more is there to say?
5. MEXICAN CHOCOLATE Taza Chocolate
Taza hand-carves their own granite millstones to produce these authentic, organic Mexican-style chocolates. Aside from their famous chocolate discs in a variety of flavors like 85% Super Dark and Guajillo Chili, the Taza Chocolate Bar also creates tons of other decadent pastries and treats.
6. TOASTED FLUFF CONE Gracie’s Ice Cream
Marshmallow Fluff is a favorite New England iconic product we all remember from childhood. Gracie’s dips their classic sugar cone in the stuff, then toasts it with a food torch. Choose from tons of original homemade flavors – like salted whiskey – to create your own s’more-style treat!
7. FAMOUS STICKY BUN from Flour Bakery & Cafe
Fort Point Channel
Joanne Chang, owner and head baker at this wildly successful chain uses traditional yeasted French brioche dough to create these massive, indulgent treats. They are topped with cinnamon sugar, toasted pecans and generously drizzled in a brown sugar glaze.
Featured Image via Yelp Boston/Shawn H.